Windows 10: change default program when not listed by ms for that file type

Discus and support change default program when not listed by ms for that file type in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; win10 want to change default photos app for .jpg to faststone, but not available to search in installed programs for it, just the ms store, hopefully... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by bbxrider, Mar 30, 2021.

  1. bbxrider Win User

    change default program when not listed by ms for that file type


    win10
    want to change default photos app for .jpg to faststone, but not available to search in installed programs for it, just the ms store,
    hopefully there is some way to do this, not just for this but any default program of my own choice


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    bbxrider, Mar 30, 2021
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  2. Bree Win User

    How to change default app for file type

    'Open With > Choose another app' has three step, in the first it only offers apps registered for that file type. If you click 'More apps' it lists all registered apps regardless of suitability. Both these steps have the tick-box for 'Always use...' in my 18363.752. The third step, if needed, is 'Look for another app on this PC'. The 'Always use...' must be ticked before taking this step if you want the change to stick. However, WMP appears at the second step.


    change default program when not listed by ms for that file type [​IMG]


    For a quick look at a JPG almost anything (including WMP) is more practical than Photos which on my system takes more than ten seconds just to open a photo. The OP is probably not aware that the Windows Photo Viewer is still available in W10, but hidden away. That's my default viewer for JPG.


    Restore Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10

    And, once enabled, is available in Settings > Apps > Default apps.


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  3. ihardXO Win User
    can't change file type default program

    I am trying to make my music player the default player for mp3, etc music files. I find the file type in the list of files, I see the player in the list of apps but it just sits and looks at me. I can't actually make any changes to the default program.

    Am I doing something wrong?

    Win 10 x64 Home Premium

    Richard
     
    ihardXO, Mar 30, 2021
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  4. change default program when not listed by ms for that file type

    Can't change default program to open files.

    Hi,

    I'm trying to change the default program for .dwg files from Autocad to Draftsight.

    I already tried:

    • right click > open with > choose another app > always use this app. The file opens in Draftsight without problems, but it still opens with Autocad the next time you double click a dwg file.
    • settings > apps > default apps > choose default apps by file type. This also does not change the default method to Draftsight.

    When I type assoc .dwg in command prompt, it shows ".dwg=DraftSight.Drawing"

    I see some suggestions to try using the old interface through control panel, but it seems like control panel routes to the new interface.

    I also tried changing the association for .txt files from notepad to notepad++ and it doesn't work either.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks.
     
    petersteele, Mar 30, 2021
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